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Interlocked events of beam loss monitors at the J-PARC linac

Hayashi, Naoki; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Miura, Akihiko; Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Miyao, Tomoaki*

Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.540 - 544, 2017/12

The J-PARC linac operation is stable, however, the numbers of interlocked events due to single beam loss monitor (BLMP) is increasing. Recently, the counts is comparable to the number of RFQ trip, and a measure has been required for improvement of the operation efficiency. Thus, every event data has been analyzed and classified into three categories. It is found that there are characteristic signal or pattern of BLMP for every categories. Although the linac BLMP detector is standard, its setting parameters are differ from those of other two synchrotrons in the J-PARC. To optimize time resolution, the input impedance of its pre-amplifier is selected to be 50 $$Omega$$ and interlock is defined in raw signal height and width not integral signal of BLMP. Some new parameters has been tried to reduce unnecessary interlock.

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Updating HBase/Hadoop in the J-PARC operation data archiver with making the data collection tool redundant by ZooKeeper

Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Yoshii, Akinobu*; Kato, Yuko

Proceedings of 13th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.637 - 640, 2016/11

no abstracts in English

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Development of a control system at a 3 MeV linac in J-PARC

Sawabe, Yuki*; Ishiyama, Tatsuya; Takahashi, Daisuke; Kato, Yuko; Suzuki, Takahiro*; Hirano, Koichiro; Takei, Hayanori; Meigo, Shinichiro; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Hayashi, Naoki

Proceedings of 13th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.647 - 651, 2016/11

In the J-PARC, a 3 MeV linac has been developed for the tests of beam scraper irradiation and charge exchange by high-power laser. To accomplish tests efficiently and safely, the control system for 3 MeV was designed and developed, and this system consists of four subsystems, personal protection system, machine protection system, timing system, and remote control system using the EPICS. In this paper, the details of control system for a 3 MeV linac are presented.

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Operation status of J-PARC timing system and future plan

Kamikubota, Norihiko*; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Tamura, Fumihiko; Yamamoto, Noboru*

Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS 2015) (Internet), p.988 - 991, 2016/01

The beam commissioning of J-PARC started in November, 2006. Since then, the timing system of J-PARC accelerator complex has contributed stable beam operations of three accelerators: a 400-MeV linac (LI), a 3-GeV rapid cycling synchrotron (RCS), and a 50-GeV synchrotron (MR). The timing system handles two different repetition cycles: 25 Hz for LI and RCS, and 2.48-6.00 sec. for MR (MR cycle). In addition, the timing system is capable to provide beams to two different experimental facilities in single MR cycle: Material and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) and Neutrino Experimental Facility (NU), or, MLF and Hadron Experimental Facility (HD). Recently, a plan to introduce a new facility, Accelerator-Driven Transmutation Experimental Facility (ADS), around 2018, has been discussed. This paper reviews the 8-year operation experience of the J-PARC timing system, followed by a present perspective of upgrade studies.

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Development of the J-PARC time-series data archiver using a distributed database system, 2

Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kato, Yuko; Yoshii, Akinobu*

Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS 2015) (Internet), p.818 - 821, 2016/00

J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) consists of much equipment. In Linac and 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron ring (RCS), the data of over the 64,000 EPICS records for these equipment has been collected. The Data volume will be about 10 TB in 2020. The data have been being stored by a Relational Data Base (RDB) system using PostgreSQL, but it is not enough in availability, performance, and capability to increase of data volume flexibility. Hadoop/HBase, which is known as a distributed, scalable and big data store, has been proposed for our next-generation archive system to solve these problems. The archiving system was built and verified about data transition or database utilization. This report shows the result of the modification of the archive system.

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Beam loss mitigation by the modification of the beam pulse definition in the J-PARC LINAC

Sawabe, Yuki; Maruta, Tomofumi*; Liu, Y.*; Miura, Akihiko; Miyao, Tomoaki*; Ishiyama, Tatsuya; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Hayashi, Naoki

Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1202 - 1205, 2015/09

no abstracts in English

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Improvement of the J-PARC operation data archiver using HBase/Hadoop

Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Yoshii, Akinobu*; Kato, Yuko

Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1312 - 1316, 2015/09

The Linac and the RCS in J-PARC provide enormous operation data and we have been stored them into PostgreSQL. We are planning to replace it with HBase, a data store specialized for big-data and is on a distributed file system provided by Hadoop, using a cluster with advantages including automatically recovering and easily extending the capacity. In the previous presentation we reported we updated HBase/Hadoop in our test system and we showed issues to fix our tools in the new system, while we also mentioned issues about the construction of our cluster itself. In this presentation we are reporting we have re-designed and re-constructed the cluster with resolving the issues, including enhancing hardware of master nodes, creating automatic scripts to construct nodes, and introducing monitoring tools for nodes. Having accordingly adjusted the configurations of HBase/Hadoop and measured the performance of our new system, we are also reporting its results and considerations.

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Reaction-yield dependence of the ($$gamma$$, $$gamma$$') reaction of $$^{238}$$U on the target thickness

Negm, H.*; Ogaki, Hideaki*; Daito, Izuru*; Hayakawa, Takehito; Zen, H.*; Kii, Toshiteru*; Masuda, Kai*; Hori, Toshitada*; Hajima, Ryoichi; Shizuma, Toshiyuki; et al.

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 52(6), p.811 - 820, 2015/06

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:81.41(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The dependence of the nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) yield on the target thickness was studied. To this end, an NRF experiment was performed on $$^{238}$$U using a laser Compton back-scattering (LCS) $$gamma$$-ray beam at the High Intensity $$gamma$$-ray Source facility at Duke University.

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Status of operation data archiving system using Hadoop/HBase for J-PARC

Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kato, Yuko; Ouchi, Nobuo; Yoshii, Akinobu*

Proceedings of 10th International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls (PCaPAC 2014) (Internet), p.193 - 195, 2015/02

J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) consists of much equipment. In Linac and 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron ring (RCS), the data of over the 64,000 EPICS records for these equipment has been collected. The Data volume is about 2 TB in every year, and the stored total data volume is about 10 TB. The data have been being stored by a Relational Data Base (RDB) system using PostgreSQL, but it is not enough in availability, performance, and capability to increase of data volume flexibility. Hadoop/HBase, which is known as a distributed, scalable and big data store, has been proposed for our next-generation archive system to solve these problems. The test system was built and verified about data transition or database utilization. This report shows the current status of the new archive system, and its advantages and problems which have been obtained through our verification.

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Development of tools for the J-PARC operation data archiving using HBase/Hadoop

Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Yoshii, Akinobu*; Kato, Yuko; Ouchi, Nobuo

Proceedings of 11th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.794 - 798, 2014/10

no abstracts in English

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Development of timing system for RF ion source & RFQ III test stand

Sawabe, Yuki; Ito, Yuichi; Kawase, Masato; Fukuta, Shimpei; Suzuki, Takahiro*; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ouchi, Nobuo

Proceedings of 11th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.748 - 751, 2014/10

no abstracts in English

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Present status of J-PARC linac

Oguri, Hidetomo; Hasegawa, Kazuo; Ito, Takashi; Chishiro, Etsuji; Hirano, Koichiro; Morishita, Takatoshi; Shinozaki, Shinichi; Ao, Hiroyuki; Okoshi, Kiyonori; Kondo, Yasuhiro; et al.

Proceedings of 11th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.389 - 393, 2014/10

no abstracts in English

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Status of J-PARC operation data archiving using Hadoop and HBase

Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Yoshii, Akinobu; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kato, Yuko

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.230 - 234, 2014/06

J-PARC is consists of much equipment. In Linac and 3GeV synchrotron, the data of over the 64,000 EPICS records for these apparatus control is being collected. The data has been being stored by a RDB system using PostgreSQL now, but it is not enough in availability, performance, and extendibility. Therefore, the new system architecture is required, which is rich in the pliability and can respond to the data increasing continuously for years to come. In order to cope with this problem, we considered adoption of the distributed database architecture and constructed the demonstration system using HBase. We present results of these demonstration.

Journal Articles

Development of data synchronization system for the LINAC/RCS in J-PARC

Kawase, Masato*; Takahashi, Hiroki; Kato, Yuko; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ouchi, Nobuo

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.731 - 734, 2014/06

The data acquisition in J-PARC LINAC/RCS are two methods of data archiving of polling data via EPICS Channel Access and synchronized waveform data. The synchronized waveform data are collected by several Wave Endless Recorders (WER). The WER counts the trigger number and holds waveform data in a ring buffer memory. We developed a Trigger Counter in order to manage the trigger number of each WER and synchronize the trigger number of each WER via LAN. At present, in order to install the waveform data synchronization system, we carried out verification using the timing test bench. This report presents about the waveform data synchronization system and future plan of the data acquisition system.

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Construction of control system for J-PARC RF ion source & RFQ III test stand

Fukuta, Shimpei; Sawabe, Yuki; Suzuki, Takahiro*; Ishiyama, Tatsuya*; Kawase, Masato*; Ito, Yuichi; Kato, Yuko; Yoshii, Akinobu; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Ouchi, Nobuo

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1122 - 1125, 2014/06

The installation of Cs-seeded RF-driven H$$^{-}$$ ion source (RF ion source) to J-PARC LINAC is scheduled in 2014. Similarly the replacement of RFQ III from RFQ is scheduled in 2014. The test stand of the cooperation of RF ion source & RFQ III is being made in the J-PARC LINAC building for the beam acceleration examination now. The J-PARC control group designed test stand control system by thinking that test stand control system had to be equal to J-PARC accelerator control system. Specifically, Introduction of MPS for protect an apparatus. Implementation of EPICS environment for remotely controlling the equipment. It is construction of the timing system for sending a timing signal to each accelerator component device. This report describes construction of the control system in a test stand.

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Upgrade of power supply system for RF-chopper at J-PARC Linac

Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Ikegami, Masanori*; Ito, Yuichi; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Sato, Fumiaki; Shinozaki, Shinichi; Suzuki, Takahiro*; Chishiro, Etsuji; Hirano, Koichiro; Fang, Z.*; et al.

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1149 - 1153, 2014/06

no abstracts in English

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Upgrade of control signal distribution system at J-PARC Linac

Futatsukawa, Kenta*; Ito, Yuichi; Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Kobayashi, Tetsuya*; Sato, Fumiaki; Shinozaki, Shinichi; Suzuki, Takahiro*; Fang, Z.*; Fukui, Yuji*; Michizono, Shinichiro*

Proceedings of 10th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.1126 - 1129, 2014/06

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Analysis of nuclear resonance fluorescence excitation measured with LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) detectors near 2 MeV

Omer, M.*; Negm, H.*; Ogaki, Hideaki*; Daito, Izuru*; Hayakawa, Takehito; Bakr, M.*; Zen, H.*; Hori, Toshitada*; Kii, Toshiteru*; Masuda, Kai*; et al.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 729, p.102 - 107, 2013/11

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:53.77(Instruments & Instrumentation)

The performance of LaBr$$_{3}$$ (Ce) to measure nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) excitations is discussedin terms of limits of detection and in comparison with high-purity germanium (HPGe)detectors near the 2 MeV region where many NRF excitation levels from special nuclear materials are located. The NRF experiment was performed at the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS) facility of Duke University. The incident $$gamma$$-rays, of 2.12 MeV energy, hit a B$$_{4}$$C target to excite the $$^{11}$$B nuclei to the first excitation level. The statistical-sensitive non-linear peak clipping (SNIP) algorithm was implemented to eliminate theback ground and enhance the limits of detection for the spectra measured with LaBr$$_{3}$$ (Ce). Both detection and determination limits were deduced from the experimental data.

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Nuclear resonance fluorescence of $$^{235}$$U measured with high-resolution LaBr$$_3$$(Ce) scintillation detectors

Omer, M.*; Negm, H.*; Zen, H.*; Daito, Izuru*; Kii, Toshiteru*; Masuda, Kai*; Ogaki, Hideaki*; Hajima, Ryoichi; Shizuma, Toshiyuki; Hayakawa, Takehito; et al.

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 52(10), p.106401_1 - 106401_4, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:73.07(Physics, Applied)

A nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) experiment was performed on a $$^{235}$$U target with quasi-monochromatic $$gamma$$-rays at the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS) facility of Duke University using a 1733 keV resonant energy. A LaBr$$_3$$ (Ce) detector array consisting of eight cylindrical detectors, each with a length of 7.62 cm and a diameter of 3.81 cm, was implemented in this measurement. Moreover, a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector array consisting of four detectors, each of which has a relative efficiency of 60%, was used as the benchmark for the measurement taken using the LaBr$$_3$$ (Ce) detector array. The integrated cross section of the NRF level, measured with LaBr$$_3$$ (Ce) detectors, showed good agreement with the available data.

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Development of J-PARC time-series data archiver using distributed database system

Kikuzawa, Nobuhiro; Yoshii, Akinobu; Ikeda, Hiroshi; Kato, Yuko

Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems (ICALEPCS 2013) (Internet), p.584 - 586, 2013/10

J-PARC is consists of much equipment. In Linac and 3 GeV synchrotron, the data of over the 64,000 EPICS records about these apparatus control has been collected. The data has been being stored by a RDBMS (Rerational Data Base Management System) using Postgre SQL now, but it is not enough in availability, performance, and extendibility. Therefore, we think that the new system architecture excellent in the pliability will be required, which is rich in the pliability and can respond to the data which continues increasing for years to come. In order to deal with this problem, we considered use of distributed database system and constructed the demonstration system using HBase. We present results of these demonstration.

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